All students enrolled at the Dance Conservatory of Maryland should be able to enjoy the art of dance in a positive, healthy and distraction-free environment. Our faculty and staff do their best to promote respectful behavior from all students in the classroom. Please observe the following school policies to ensure that each student gets the most out of their time at DCM. Do not hesitate to contact the DCM office if you have any questions about school policies.
There is nothing more important to us than our students' safety!
To cut down on congestion and assure classes begin and end promptly at our new location we will receive and release students as follows:
DANCERS AGE 12 AND UNDER
Dancers ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult when entering or exiting the facility - no exceptions. We do not recommend students younger than 13 years old to go outside anywhere without supervision. Please discuss this policy with your dancer and remember this is for their safety.
All parents/guardians should park in the DCM lot to the left of the building. Student should be walked inside the building no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the beginning of their class. Do not allow your child to wear their dance shoes outside the studio. We will assist young dancers with any shoe changes during class.
Students must arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to beginning of each class, and are required to stay with their parent or guardian until they are received into the dance studio. Late arrivals should enter the studio room quietly due to their class already being in session.
If a parent or guardian is more than 5 minutes late picking up, their dancer will be seated in the lobby. If an emergency occurs hindering timely pick up, please notify the office. Students should remain in the waiting area until parent/guardian arrives and not at the front desk area or outside the studio.
If parent/guardian is late more than 3 times when picking up their dancer, they will be charged $10 per occurrence for each time they are more than 15 minutes late again. The studio is not responsible for caring for children who are not picked up on time.
DANCERS AGE 13 AND UP
Dancers age 13 and up may be dropped off in the designated drop off area left of the building and should enter the building through the DCM entrance (not the Boutique entrance). Please refer to the map provided. We ask that parents drive behind the building and pull up to the designated drop off area.
Students should wait in the building after class to be picked up. Parents/guardians are asked to pick up dancers one of two ways:
1. Dancers age 13 and up may be picked up in the designated pick up area in front of the building. Dancers will exit the DCM doors once they see their parent/guardian through the front windows. Please refer to the map provided. We ask that parents drive in front of the building and pull up to the designated pick up area.
2. Parents/guardians entering the building to pick up dancers should park in the DCM lot to the left of the building.
There is NO supervision of dancers before or after classes or rehearsals. Generally, there is a person at the front desk area during office hours for administrative and customer service. However, the presence of someone at the front desk cannot be guaranteed.
DCM notes that some dancers may wish to leave the studio and go to surrounding establishments such as Subway or Menchie's. DCM accepts no responsibility or liability for students leaving the building. Dancers who leave the building unsupervised do so at their own risk.